Friday, November 1, 2013

Muse #41 + CASual Fridays + Simon Says Stamp & MFTWSC#148

I am concentrating on Christmas cards for the next little bit, still trying to decide whether to make mostly unique cards this year or pick a design to mass produce.

I pulled out some My Favorite Things stamps and dies for this first card based on the MFTWSC#148 sketch.


MFTWSC148





I love the little topper piece that come with the ornament dies. The patterned paper is from Authentique and the sentiment from MFT's Inspired by Christmas.




Foam adhesives pop up the ornaments.

This next card was inspired by the Muse #41 and this card from Janet Ribet.




I love the frosty palette, the falling snow & quiet sentiment!




I wish I had Janet's embossing folder - my snow is created taking three different flower center stamps and stamping them randomly all over the panel with Versamark ink. They are heat embossed and then the panel is inked with TH Tumbled Glass.

The SSS tree die is cut several times and adhered together for depth & strength and attached to the panel. Twine & a few jingle bells are added after the MFT sentiment is stamped. The tree, snow drift and a few random snowflakes are given a frosty touch of stickles to finish the card off.

Is this design CAS enough to enter in the CASual Friday Challenge #119? I'm going to link it up and see what they say.

CFC119: Use dry or heat embossing on your Clean And Simple project.
Deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 13th at noon eastern.



This is also being linked to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog where Anything Goes this week.


Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog


Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

24 comments:

  1. These are beautiful cards, I love the tree and the snowfall you created in ur second card :)

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  2. Loving the frosty cool scene with the tree - a beautiful take on Janet's Muse! Thanks for playing this week, Jacquie!

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  3. Wonderful inventiveness with the snow! Love the shimmer and bells. Thanks for playing the Muse Card Challenge.

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  4. Fantastic card! I love the kraft background and the brighter green in the color palette. :)

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  5. That is such a stunning Christmas card, Jacquie, and a fantastic take on the MUSE card!! I also am bowled over by your bright ornament card!! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. Two gorgeous cards - love your snow scene and the tree looks fab too - hugs xx

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  7. I love your card, Jacquie. Beautiful coloring and snow effect... and that tree is gorgeous!

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  8. Beautiful Christmas tree card and thank you for sharing your technique.

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  9. Ready, set, go...
    Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog.
    That first card is a wonderful take on that sketch and I have that ornament die. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Your blue beauty is so serene. And I agree that embossing folder is just wonderful, isn't it?

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  10. I love both your holiday cards, Jacquie! So beautiful. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  11. Wow, Jacquie, these are both fabulous! I particularly LOVE the second one with the cool blues and that stunning glisten-y tree! Anita :)

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  12. Beautiful cards- love the baubles on the first and can't believe how patient you were stamping and then embossing the snow on your second.

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  13. Just gorgeous! Love the sparkle

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  14. Oooops! I didn't finish! Love the sparkle in the falling snow and how it just tips the snow on the ground. NICE!!!

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  15. A big CONGRATS on the Top 3 at MUSE Jackie! Gor-gee-ous card so well deserving of the recognition!

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  16. Congratulations, Jacquie, on the Top Three honor from CASology!! Hugs, Darnell

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  17. I missed seeing this card or I would have voted for it, but then I guess you didn't need it. You were a top three anyway. The card is lovely and your unique way of making a snowfall was genius. I love the bright ornament card, too.

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  18. both cards are beautiful! wonderful details, too! thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  19. Jacquie, these are both such beautiful cards! The design of the first card really caught my eye (and of course the fabulous ornaments). The second card is very serene. I love it! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  20. Awesome cards, Jacquie!! I love how you embossed the ornaments...why haven't I thought of that yet?? LOL! The second card is so pretty and delicate. Thanks for mentioning how you cut it multiple times because I was wondering how it would hold up.

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